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Sky from Fires in California

noboundaries

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I woke up from a nap and thought it was early evening and I'd slept through supper. Nope. It was 5:15 pm. The sky outside was what it looked like at sunset. Smoke from nearby fires, some new, some flaring up. Most are 20-150 miles away.

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Wow that's crazy. We were in Alaska last summer and drove through some big ones
 

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Yeap..... This is exactly what I see right now from my window.... sad...
 

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Stay safe all. I cant imagine fires 20 miles away. Thats crazy.
 

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We've had orange skies before lots of times, but this is the first time it looked like storm clouds. We learned a new term for the billowing smoke formations that look like clouds: Pyro cumulus.
 

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One of the many things I don't miss about California, SoCal in particular.
 

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Yap, looks the same from here. I thought the wind might help but not so much apparently.
 

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Stay safe all. I cant imagine fires 20 miles away. Thats crazy.
Couple of weeks ago it was 900ft from the front door... 😵 Luckily our house still stands, but not all. Quasi smoke with burnt hills in first picture about a week and a half ago. Second from today, that's not cloud cover, that's all smoke.
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The sun doesn't set for another 14 mins but it is already dark outside.
 

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The winds shifted today and the fire jumped the Feather River. And it was spreading at a rate of 1,000 acres per 30 minutes. Forest Service said that it has grown more than 20,000 acres today.
 

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The LNU Complex here is the 2nd largest in state history last I read. Im sure you CA folks saw it on the news, it was about getting people out and not fighting the fire the night of 8/18, early morning 8/19. They sure as heck made us get out at 2:30am. My relatives joked the only thing standing will be my bbq and the chimney, thought the same thing.
 

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Topped off with all the dust from the Almond harvest makes for some very bad air quality ! No where to go to get away from this, The last 5 years this is the new norm for California . It's still early in the fire season too.! Waiting to see what town will burn up next....
 

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As long as it clears by early November in time for quack season in the greater sac valley. Lost my quail spots for a few years to come.
 

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At 10AM it looked like sunset with an orange sun peaking through the smoke. Today was the worst day since right after the lightning storms.
 

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Looks like the Midwest when a good storm is coming in!
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My thoughts exactly. That's what it has looked like around here most of the summer--one storm after another. If I looked out and saw that, I'd be checking the sump pump. Again.
Gary

The winds shifted today and the fire jumped the Feather River. And it was spreading at a rate of 1,000 acres per 30 minutes. Forest Service said that it has grown more than 20,000 acres today.
Hard to imagine. Definitely bad time in California.
Stay safe guys.
Gary
 

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